St Edmund’s are proud to have been accredited the International School Award in previous years. This is largely due to our international links and global curriculum work that goes on throughout the school year.
We feel that an international curriculum is a very important part of a child’s education. It helps to make our children aware of the different cultures in the world and develops an atmosphere of understanding and respect.
During the year we have many fun activities relating to our international studies. The children’s favourite is ‘International Week’. During this week the children experience a taste of the many wonderful cultures we have in our school and across the world through cross-curricular lessons, tasks and activities. Many of our parents help to support this week by leading some of the sessions.
Children of every age learn French at St Edmund’s. To improve these skills, we have developed a partnership with Ecole des Arcades Fleuries in Chelles, France. Children in Year 6 take part in a pen-pal type project with their counterparts. We have also developed links to Holy Trinity School, Washington DC. Pupils in Year 5 develop their knowledge and understanding of America through a pen-pal project. Year 1 pupils will be writing and receiving postcards from Boudonville Elementary School, Nancy, France.
We can definitely say that St Edmund’s in an international school as we strive not only to develop international links but international friends.